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Foundation

Purpose

The Foundation is a separate entity with the purpose of promoting and supporting the mission of CMHC – “Partnering for Wellness: Healthy Mind. Healthy Body. Healthy Life.” – and the work inspired by this mission.

The Community Mental Health Foundation, Inc., exists to encourage and channel support for staff development or appreciation, prevention, education and treatment services provided by Community Mental Health Center, Inc. The Foundation supports and funds projects that are submitted for approval by CMHC staff members in collaboration with patients and families served as well as community partners. The Foundation provides funds for materials and activities not covered by CMHC’s operating budget. 

 

Members

Private individuals, organizations, businesses and corporations are welcome as Foundation members.  Members shall be entitled to attend and vote at membership meetings.   No member shall be entitled to more than one vote.   Members must be in attendance to vote.

A contribution of $25 in any year shall qualify the contributor as an Annual Member. A contribution of $100 or more shall qualify the contributor as a Sustaining Member for that year. A contribution of $1000 or more shall qualify the contributor as a Life Member. Membership of Life Members need not be renewed.

The Foundation conducts an annual fund drive; however, donations, memorials, and bequests are welcome throughout the year.

If you are interested in becoming a Foundation Board member, please contact Greg Duncan, CMHC Executive Director, at 812-537-1302.

 

Donations

Donations may be made through the donate link on our website or by check mailed to Community Mental Health Foundation, Inc., 285 Bielby Road, Lawrenceburg, Indiana, 47025.

Donations may be tax deductible

Foundation

Current projects of the Foundation include…

  • In July, 2018 the Foundation awarded a grant of $1000 to support a project named Supporting Family Resiliency: Promoting change for families affected by the Opioid Crisis.

Families that are affected by opioid addiction are in dire need of assistance in rebuilding relationships and finding ways to sustain positive interactions. Parents with opioid use disorders have often neglected their children and are frequently burdened with guilt, shame, anxiety about how to change this dynamic.   In an effort to promote family resiliency, Froma Walsh, a family resiliency researcher, describes key processes which include connectedness, humor and< play (Walsh, 2003). It has been the experience of the CMHC, Inc’s Intensive Family Based Services program that families respond positively to play interactions which introduce opportunities for healing and sustained changes in patterns of interactions.   In order to fully support these changes, the program envisions both facilitating positive play interactions as well as offering materials for the family to utilize outside of therapeutic sessions.   Award dollars will be used to purchase play materials.

Expected outcomes are improved parent child interactions, improved overall child functioning, and increased time spent in parent/child interactions. It is envisioned that this grant award will impact 40 families affected by opioid addiction.

Past projects of the Foundation include…

  • Support of services provided by our Directions! Program which provides support and advocacy services to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence as well as educational programs in local schools.
  • The purchase of Christmas gifts to patients hospitalized on our Inpatient Unit.

    Foundation

    The Foundation Board of Directors are individuals who are engaged and passionate about the Foundation’s purpose.

    Board President
    E. G. McLaughlin

    Board Vice President
    Andrea Ewan

    Board Secretary
    Joe Stephens

    Other Board Members
    Marla Edwards
    Karen Ernst
    Conor Geary

     

    President & Chief Executive Officer, CMHC, Inc.

    Ex-Officio
    Greg Duncan

    *If you are interested in becoming a Foundation Board member, please contact Greg Duncan, President & Chief Executive Officer, at 812-537-1302.